SLCC General Catalog

Diesel Systems Technology AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students are taught the general concepts of diesel systems technology. Technicians in this field repair and maintain diesel equipment, such as trucks, buses and construction equipment. This includes bulldozers, earth movers, cranes and other diesel-power equipment including construction and mining.

Most diesel technicians are required to buy their own hand tools. Beginning students accumulate more tools as they gain experience. Several manufactures offer students discounts.  They also may use testing equipment like dynamometers-which measure engine power.  Computer based diagnostic equipment of diagnose engines, transmissions, and other vehicle based systems.

Career Opportunities

Jobs and employment opportunities are numerous and provide an excellent wage usually with good benefits. Graduates find many opportunities for employment as technicians in companies that maintain and repair both on- and off-highway equipment.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Diesel Systems Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. Contact the University Partnerships for current information or call 801-957- 4824.

Program Entry Requirements

A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination.  Students may start this program Fall or Spring semester.

Estimated Cost for Students

Tools and Supplies: $4,500
Books and Computer-assisted instruction per semester:  $700

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

IND 1120

Math for Industry

3

F, Sp

MATH 0900

   OR 

MATH 1010

 

   OR

 

Intermediate Algebra (QS)

 

4

 

A

Prereq: RDG 0900; and within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score.

Any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1010

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (51 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

DST 1010

Intro & Orientation

1

A

 

DST 1045

Basic Diesel

4

F

 

DST 1065

Basic Engine Perf

4

F

 

DST 1145

PM Brakes

4

F

 

DST 1165

PM Electrical

4

Sp

 

DST 1245

Drivetrains Fluid Drvs

4

Sp

 

DST 1265

Drivetrains Gear Drvs

4

Sp

 

DST 2045

Adv Eng & Electronics

4

F

DST 1045 and DST 1065

DST 2065

Adv Eng & Electronics

4

Sp

DST 1045, DST 1065, DST 2045

DST 2145

HD Hydraulics Controls

4

Sp

 

DST 2165

HD Hydraulic Functions

4

Sp

 

DST 2245

HD Electrical Circuits

4

F

 

DST 2265

HD Electrical Lighting

4

F

 

WLD 1005

Related Welding

3

A

 

Electives

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

DST 1020

Lt Duty Diesel Mech

3

A

DST 1020

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  DST 1010

1

 

 

  DST 1045

4

  DST 1165

4

  DST 1065

4

  DST 1245

4

  DST 1145

4

  DST 1265

4

  IND 1120

3

  CM

3

 

 

  HR

2-3

Total

16

Total

17-18

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  DST 2245

4

  DST 2065

4

  DST 2265

4

  DST 2145

4

  DST 2045

4

  DST 2165

4

  WLD 1005

3

  Distribution

3

 

 

  ENGL 1010

3

Total

15

Total

18


Advising Notes

Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

SkillsUSA

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information visit the SLCC SkillsUSA page or the SkillsUSA Utah Chapter page.

Cooperative Education

It is possible to earn some laboratory credit through cooperative education if students are employed in a job involving diesel systems technology. With prior approval of a faculty member and/or CO-OP coordinator, students may register for the CO-OP course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy
  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills in Diesel engine service and repair

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for hydraulic systems and servicing procedures

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for brake systems, testing and maintenance

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for electrical and electronics areas of Diesel Systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for heavy-duty drive trains

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for advanced engine performance

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Technical Specialties Division

Meadowbrook Campus
Building B B116

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5844

Diesel Systems Technology Program

Academic Advisor
Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Assistant Professor
Mark Kranendonk

Instructor
Bill Kleman